I've only recently (today) come to the final conclusion that this is the enneagram combination that most closely matches my temperament, in that I experience this tremendous polarity (speaking of push/pull) between a very real hunger for social interaction, to sponge up every minute detail regarding hierarchies, what's expected behavior, etc., while retaining an aloofness that, on one level, bewilders all parties involved, though on another is valuable in that-- at least internally-- this natural distancing provides unusual insights that tend to be incredibly accurate so long as money, ego, stress, or a combination of the 3 aren't involved.
How much does variant rely on type? I'm wondering if so-dominance in the enneagram is rooted in being infp at all, especially as a 5. If so, how much?
Any experience, links to information, anecdotals?